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Relation of Mathematical Propositions to Natural Language

Treating Natural Language as a language game, what role does it play in our understanding of mathematics? Does natural language provide meaning to mathematics? Does a proof of a conjecture, say FLT,...
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The nature of Nominalist Formalism

In this entry in the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy, it is stated that the theory of nominalist formalism deals with the metatheory problem of formalism as follows: Commendably, Goodman and ...
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Argument against Platonism

Platonic view of mathematics states that numbers have abstract reality. One way to test what this really means is to do a thought experiment of extinction of humanity. Also suppose after all evidence ...